Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$22.01 - $24.79 / Hour
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
TX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Variable, 8 hrs/day, Sunday - Saturday

#127713 Animal Technician

Extended Deadline: Fri 6/14/2024

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 1/24/24 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 2/2/24. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Job posting will remain open until positions are filled.


Under direction of ACP Animal Resources Supervisor, employee will be responsible for physical environment for group of assigned laboratory animals. Perform routine animal health-related tasks. Perform basic animal husbandry, cage washing, and assist with rodent colony maintenance (breeding, weaning, etc.). Operate computer, maintain records on animal deliveries, print and maintain all cage identification.


  • Ability to use and understand basic medical terminology, and to be sensitive to the needs of caged laboratory animals. Skill to recognize normal and abnormal body functions in a variety of laboratory animals.

  • Skill in clinical diagnostic lab specimen collection techniques, and ability to administer medication to laboratory animals: oral, topical, injectable

  • Working knowledge of laws and regulations that govern housing and management of lab animals. Knowledge of humane methods of euthanasia in laboratory animals, and ability to perform euthanasia as directed.

  • Ability to follow direction, to be thorough performing assigned tasks, to organize work, and flexibility to adjust work schedule to accommodate varying workloads.

  • Manual dexterity and ability to write legibly and use metric system. Ability to operate a computer and telephone.

  • Skill to operate and maintain mechanical equipment, autoclave, cagewasher, vehicle, janitorial equipment (i.e. floor scrubber). Ability to learn and apply principles of sanitizing and disinfecting.

  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people, and to exercise diplomacy and flexibility interacting with a diverse and multi-national scientific staff.


  • AALAS certification ALAT or higher preferred.

  • Valid California Drivers License required.

  • Position contingent upon satisfactory background & DMV check and pre-employment physical examination clearance.

  • Work overtime, weekends and holidays.

  • Work in biohazard and radioactive areas. Wear protective clothing and equipment.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $45,957 - $58,568 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $22.01 - $28.05

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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